A Riverton widow has filed a wrongful death claim against a Sugar Creek plant within Springfield’s metro sanitary department district due to the tragic death of her husband, according to a recent The State Journal Register report. The wrongful death suit was filed against the plant, an engineering firm, two contracting firms, and a manufacturer. If someone you know or love has tragically passed because of the negligence of another, contact a Rockford wrongful death attorney today to preserve any rights available to surviving family members.
Illinois law permits wrongful death charges to be brought against the individual(s) as well as the private or public entity responsible for the incident leading to the tragic death. State law considers public agencies to include, but not be limited to: law enforcement agencies; city, county or state governments; state or private schools; hospitals or nursing homes; and city or state correctional facilities. Depending on state law the spouse, surviving children or other next of kin may initiate a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a loved one.
It is important to be aware that statutes of limitations – or time limits within which a suit can be filed or it will be barred forever – govern wrongful death suits across the nation. Illinois is no exception to this rule. Because each state has its own particular statute of limitations a wrongful death attorney should be contacted immediately to reserve any legal rights provided by law.
The party filing the lawsuit, known as the plaintiff, must prove the following elements in a wrongful death suit in order to be successful:
There are several types of monetary compensation, referred to as damages in legal terms, a party can seek in a wrongful death suit. The types of damages typically sought in a wrongful death claim include, but are not limited to:
If someone you know has tragically died as the result of another’s negligence, contact a Rockford wrongful death attorney today learn how to preserve the rights of the victim’s surviving family members under Illinois law. The complications of navigating the legal system should not be added onto the tragedy of a wrongful death. The attorneys at Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd. will protect your interests. Call (815) 398-9700 today to schedule your initial, free, consultation.
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